Effect of Substituted Aluminum in Magnesium Tension Twin

K. N. Solanki, A. Moitra, M. Bhatia

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Atomistic simulations are performed in order to study the Aluminum substitution effect on Magnesium twinning mechanism. Multiple twin boundaries are found in pure Mg single crystal under tensile loading condition along (1012) crystallographic direction. However, no twinning has occurred under compression loading. Al substitution has been done for 2, 5, 7, and 10% doping. For 2 and 5% Al substitution, number of twins increase when the system is monitored under tensile loading. On the other hand, for 7 and 10% Al doping under tensile loading, no twin has been found. We found that dislocation-twin and dislocationdislocation interaction are majorly responsible for this behavior and it is important that which one is prevalent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEssential Readings in Magnesium Technology
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781118859803
ISBN (Print)9781118858943
StatePublished - Mar 3 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Aluminum
  • Magnesium
  • Molecular Dynamics
  • Single crystal
  • Twin Nucleation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • General Chemistry


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